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August 31, 2012 (JUBA) - Leaders of the Murle ethnic group denied Thursday that they had any links with David Yau Yau, who is leading a rebellion against the government from Pibor County in Jonglei State.

Speaking at a meeting in South Sudan’s capital Juba the Murle leaders strongly condemned recent attacks by the rebels on a South Sudan Army (SPLA) base in Pibor County, Jonglei State.

The Murle leaders, during a meeting with senior SPLA figures, also vowed never to compromise the security of the people and stability of the young nation, which witnessed its first independence anniversary less than two months ago.

The joint meeting, according to the minutes obtained by Sudan Tribune, was urgently convened by the senior Army officers to review the security situation in Pibor, days after the top brass of the Army, led by the Deputy Defence minister, Majak D’Agoot visited the troubled county.

While in Pibor, the senior army officials, who included the acting Chief of General Staff, Gen. Obutto Mammur Mette reportedly held talks with the county commissioner, the security committee chairman, and elders led by the Paramount Chief, Nganthou Kawelojok.

An Army official told Sudan Tribune on Friday that the meeting, held on 27 August at the SPLA brigade headquarters in Pibor, was organized by the deputy defence minister to assess the security situation in the area, understand the movement of Yau Yau’s militias and get more information on challenges of the ongoing disarmament process.

A state-wide campaign to collect arms from civilians in Jonglei State began in March this year following widespread violence in 2011 spilling into 2012, mainly between the Murle and Luo Nuer over cattle and the abduction of women and children. Over 100,000 people were affected.

D’Agoot, according to the minutes, assured the Murle community of the Army’s firm commitment to closely work with local leaders in the area in order to resolve the security situation in Pibor.

In addition, the SPLA assured the Murle community representatives of its seriousness to implement the rule of law to those who committed human rights violations during the disarmament process, which involved over 15,000 strong Army and Police.

The SPLA has been heavily criticised by a report by US-based Human Rights Watch (HRW), which accused the Army gross human right violations, including torture and rape during the disarmament exercise. The Army, despite denying the accusation, promised to institute investigations into the matter and has so far dismissed over 30 soldiers.

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) on Friday voiced concerns over increasing spate of recent violence in Jonglei State. The attack, it said, threatens the important gains made this year in restoring peace and security.

UNMISS, in a statement, said it is particularly concerned by the apparent emergence in Jonglei of an armed insurgency group allegedly linked to the militia leader, David Yau Yau, which is believed to be acting in concert with groups of armed youths who have evaded the civilian disarmament operation.

“It is essential to preserve the gains achieved over recent months in the improved security situation in Jonglei and ensure the civilian disarmament process goes forward as a key element of this effort,” UNMISS said in a statement.

The organization, however, urged the South Sudanese authorities to take all necessary measures in order for the displaced population to safely return to their homes, while reiterating its role in backing a series of confidence-building measures in the Jonglei peace process.

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  • 1 September 2012 06:31, by Madina Tonj

    Here is my suggestion rules.
    1. 20,000 SPLA must be deploy in Murle community and disarming every single person in that community.
    2. Community leaders of Murle must fully explains to GOSS how come they never informs GOSS?
    3. Citizens who flown to Khartoum to get arms and came back to attacks his own people in Southern Sudan,’’GOSS must first reject his citizenship and consider as real enemy

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    • 1 September 2012 06:49, by Murle agent

      To madina tony.
      You’re so stupid mother fucker, we don’t have any explanation to that, Spla are the one responsible for all the atrocities in pibor.

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      • 1 September 2012 09:00, by Madina Tonj

        Murle agent
        You see your attitude show and proven inhuman primitive Murle people. South Sudan has gained independence and if found any community take side with those against GOSS then, the GOSS must deal with that community properly and they must be punish. SPLA has the power to put 60,000 in Murle community and get them where they are

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        • 1 September 2012 09:50, by hellonearth

          LISTEN PEOPLE MURLE AGENT AND LIKES ARE NOT SOUTH SUDANESE BUT SUDANESE WHO ARE HERE TO DISTORT THE FACTS AND BRAIN WASH PEOPLE, BASICALLY THEY ARE HERE TO AGGRAVATE THE SITUATION MORE SO. THEY AND LIKES OF JALABY WORK FOR THE NISS(SUDAN). PLEASE JUST READ THEIR POSTS BUT DON’T WASTE YOUR TIME BELIEVING OR REPLYING WHAT EVER THEY SAY.

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          • 1 September 2012 10:53, by Murle agent

            Hahah......Hahah, what a doom country south Sudan?

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            • 1 September 2012 20:54, by Peacocktail

              Please Murle Must be dealt with accordingly without compromise and Murle Leaders like Ismail Konyi assisted David Yau to rejoin rebellion as source of trading and obtaining funding from Khartuom brutal regime to destabilize South Sudan through Jonglei.SPLA must be extra caution with issue pretneding to Murle attrocities against the Citizens of RSS.All evidence are available.Ismail must be Investig

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          • 1 September 2012 10:56, by Murle agent

            I got a question for you Spla supporters, is dinka Bor dogs going to survive for another 50 years from now? I don’t thinks so!!!

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            • 1 September 2012 21:00, by Peacocktail

              The Quesition to Murle Agent is forsure this primitive Community called Murle will Surelly exist this time if SPLA Commandos are dispatcheds to trace the Killers of 43 SPLA strong Men/Females? Currently I don’t think Murle should be very Discipline otherwise the same incident of 1989 will repeat it self. Killing a single SPLA this time no Compromise to you fool. betraying your Government is nothin

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      • 1 September 2012 10:34, by Good Citizen

        even if Dinka and Nuer vilify Murle day in day out, every community in south sudan and international community community are aware that Murle are the most peaceful,kind and understanding people.the savagery of the Dinka and Nuer by innocently provoking and bullying the minor community like Murle make them to be left with no option but to defend themselves,even though they are massacred in thousand

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        • 1 September 2012 11:05, by Murle agent

          To good citizen.
          Excellence my brother, your the men of your words no doubt about it. These two selfish communities you mentions are literally bullying on small minority but murle always crush them into pieces!!

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      • 1 September 2012 18:12, by Dhong Bang Aweil

        To Murle Agent
        Man let me tell you
        This land of South Sudan is full of blood of our brothers who died for their right. No one can boast and strik his chest that he/she is the powerfull person. So if you are really human being, listen here.
        Murle tribe is just a minor tribe they will not do anything in this country and you interfered in every comment supporting Murle. What is your problem

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        • 2 September 2012 01:08, by Murle agent

          To dhoang.
          The reason makes me to talks SHITS to you fools, is because of your insane behaviours towards this brave community of mighty murle.

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          • 2 September 2012 03:01, by Monydit

            The issue of insecurity in Jonglei is created by Bor community!!! becuase they practice slavary by selling their sons to Murle. This community likes to be well off in everything, loving money, leadership and dislikes confrontation so to me this crises will not end by force rather then those of Jonglei communities to solve their differences becuse it is a business to both of them ( Bor and Murle ).

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    • 1 September 2012 07:17, by athoreyemodobong

      To my Lady,Madina Tizak
      Over 20000 SPLA men are already on the ground carrying out ethnic cleansing operations against members of the Murle community and indeed they are the real enemies of this nation because they are the one who sent Yauyau back to the bush. The Murle leaders whom you are blaming were the first to report about the situation there in Pibor County.

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    • 1 September 2012 10:27, by Good Citizen

      Do we really have to blame Yau Yau for taking such radical moves ? how would you feel when your sisters,mothers,elderly people are innocently tortured, raped,and killed by the very army that is supposed to protect them? the army sent under the disguise of ’SPLA’ are the same ’White armies’ sent in December for genocide mission in Murle land.the atrocities are well documented even by independent...

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  • 1 September 2012 06:51, by allan

    may be not all murle leaders are stupid.like this ass hole guy call himself murle agent this type of dirty animals are people spoil our country name.
    dinka u guys killing are the one shown u how to read writ and speak english u are proud of now , witout dinka u may be still walk around nake like ur dad n mom wearing skin of animal
    we even show u guys what call food since u guys live on blood

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    • 1 September 2012 08:38, by Murle agent

      To my pet allan.
      Do you think you proud to be from dinka rats as you thought? Well we murle don’t consider you dinka Bor as people. You are known as corrupt and greedy animals in all over south Sudan.

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      • 1 September 2012 09:09, by zulu

        Murle Agent,
        there is nothing wrong with the Dinka, Nuer or Murle. But with you acting as an agent, one would vouch that your effort in isolating the Murle from unity and peace in south sudan is futile and selfdefeating. You are nothing but a stooge.
        I see no purpose in seeking a political position based on acquisition of power through violence or blood shed

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        • 1 September 2012 11:24, by Murle agent

          To Zulu.
          Dinka Bor dogs don’t deserve peace with murle. When murle are committed to peace dinka Arsehole will start SHITS to murle warriors, and when murle react people will always complained why????
          So how about if u can sucks my dick!

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  • 1 September 2012 06:53, by George Bol

    Just be patience and within a month David Yau Yau will be brought to Juba dead or a live.SPLA must be deploy in the border before searching for him.The border of Upper Nile, Jonglei,and Ethiopia must be close before looking for him. The SPLA must be station in Pachalla and Buma areas and some SPLA must be deploy in Pibor Payam and after that the development of getting must start.Time to catch him!

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    • 1 September 2012 07:11, by allan

      To murle agent go dick n shut de fuck up, u should shame urself of being murle u guys are the most dirties people in s sudan u always talk abt spla rap ur women your women dont take shower who gonna fuck that sticky pussy if u nt stipud enough i better jok off than fucking murle chick

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    • 1 September 2012 07:14, by michael coma

      I heard SPLA intelligents are working hard following this rat called Yauyau upto his anus.Yauyau is 14 miles from SPLA army and i hope he will be crack down soon and sooner believe me guys.SPLA oyeeeeeeee

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    • 1 September 2012 07:23, by Nibs

      The problem is purely UNMISS. Their main mandate is to protect civilians,now they have not done single of that.instate they have become gov’t critics and journalists which is unprecedented.when jonglei was about to see peace priot disarment,they released contravesial report of human right violation intentional to cause mayham.normally when there is peace,their employment is in crisis.

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  • 1 September 2012 07:01, by allan

    to murle agent go eat dick n shut the fuck up, first u suppose to be shame because murls is not tribe should proud of u guys are most dirties in s sudan imagin women who doesnt take shower for a yre do u know how sticky is pussy is u always talk abt rap who want to fuck that shit man
    shame on u faken

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    • 1 September 2012 08:48, by Murle agent

      To Allan.
      Are you fucking insane? Are out of your bloody mind or what? Denial will never help you from the extinction that’s facing you. We murle have right to kill those criminals who committed crimes to our youths and rapping of our womens.

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      • 1 September 2012 14:24, by Ruach

        Murle/Jebe Agent Gang!Your objective of killing people is not underable to any one here in South Sudan.Even if that priest called YouYau is given presidence in RSS,he can’t manage it!Death to u and him

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        • 1 September 2012 16:26, by Murle agent

          To Ruach.
          Your next to be kill soon and your head will be send to your cow boy uncle in Juba.
          Rest in hell ruach, death to you mother fucker......

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          • 1 September 2012 19:32, by Ruach

            Murle/Jebe Gang!I’m not fighting against the people of South Sudan.Only Murle Terrorists have that thinking to kill me.Killing South Sudanese arm is like killing me,killing Civilians is like killing and will generate ignorance and u will remain in the jungle with tricks from Arabs.Youyau will die along with his supporters very soon.Death to u and him.........!

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  • 1 September 2012 07:19, by George Bol

    Violent is what some creatures want to solve the problem than peaceful means.Pibor county and Jonglei as a while will be peacful when SPLA stay there.This exercise restore peace in Upper Nile ,Unity state, and will be now in Jonglei. After helping them learn the lesson,peace will prevail.

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    • 1 September 2012 07:48, by Kurnyeil The Junior

      Yo Yauyau is in Khartoum bagging for food, he run out of food than my belove leader Mr Bahir told to go and killed spla in order to get food and he did it thank mony murle, and beware full of Dinka they will ask Ethiopia to killed you, good job get rid of those mf Nuer and their master Dinka,

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  • 1 September 2012 19:54, by JAMES KUOI STEPHEN

    Exclussive Murle tribe was concern and appreciated to co.operate with your government of South Sudan who manage to participate giving protection and maintain peace in the country. People should put more support and encourage civilian to stand co.operative for developing Southern Sudan. Murle leaders had positive decision to isloted themselve from the enemy who are against peace in Southern Sudan.

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  • 1 September 2012 20:28, by panom lualbil

    Murle’s youth are fine in ways that they wont associate with ARABS but Marungo’s youth are not truthworthy ppl. Their being enslaved by arabs to run rebelionshit against spla since struggle wont ever fade. No matter who to led rebelion, they could get obsorbed and dominate it. Even the bodyquard who was slain by spla with George Arhor was their kind from Ethiopia though for instance.

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